This Is what I LOVE to do……make things without a pattern for Fragile X fundraisers. This particular tote bag, “Colorful X’s” was made without a plan or pattern, starting with a batik charm pack that was full of beautiful colors. I pieced a row together and quilted lots of X’s for a strip across the top, and then just dug from my stash and built it section by section. It was for a live auction in St. Louis where I knew there would be lots of Moms like me who adore our colorful children challenged by Fragile X Syndrome….that was the inspiration for the two embroidered pockets….something I knew they would all want and could optimize the funds for bids. I’m very proud that this bag sold for over $200. To me, it is a piece of textile art for which I spent a ridiculous amount of time creating….but more importantly, it raised a significant amount of money for a cause that is so dear to my heart. If you would like to learn more about Fragile X Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of Autism and developmental delays, you may do so at two of my favorite websites http://www.fragilex.org and/or http://www.fraxa.org. Thank you for reading my post. I hope you will be inspired to find a way to give back to whatever is important to you!
This is a link for our Kansas Fragile X Group’s Fifth Annual Walk for the Faces of Fragile X. You can read a little more about why I do what I do. https://www.crowdrise.com/teamjoshman1/fundraiser/angiegrantman I will post some pictures of the items I made for that auction on another day. For now, Joshman is ready to “Go Places!”